John Miller and Michele Boardman of AHEDD, a specialized human resource organization meeting the needs of people with disabilities and the business community, will lead the discussion.
“Our goal in offering the program is really to improve employment outcomes and increase financial self-sufficiency among young adults who receive SSA disability benefits,” stressed Debbie Slavutsky, Board Member for the North Penn Parents Special Education Council. “We want to ensure that students with disabilities, their parents and educational advisers become better prepared for transitional issues that these students will face after high school.”
Topics will include an overview of relevant SSA disability programs and requirements, career planning objectives, case studies, and an exploration of work incentives available to beneficiaries.
Miller and Boardman are experts in the field work incentives counseling. Miller is the Project Director and Vice President of AHEDD, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the employment and development of people with disabilities. He oversees the delivery of supported employment services in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Boardman is a certified Community Work Incentive Coordinator for AHEDD. She provides work incentives planning and assists beneficiaries with disabilities in making sense of complex employment and benefit-related issues.
“We also encourage families of younger and older children with disabilities to join us on November 14. It’s never to early to begin planning for their child’s future, ensuring a full and satisfying quality of life,” Slavutsky said.
Parents, students, educators and community members are welcome to attend this program and all future meetings. To RSVP, call 215-884-6499.
About North Penn Parents Special Education Council:
The mission of the North Penn Parents Special Education Council is to provide educational and networking opportunities to parents, caregivers and professionals of children with learning and/or physical differences within the North Penn School District community. For more information, visit www.npenn.org.
Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with workshop organizers or to cover the event for your media outlet, contact: Leza Raffel at 215-884-6499